The School of Continuing Education makes Columbia courses and degrees accessible to a wide array of people with diverse needs and interests from the New York area, the nation, and around the world. Our students are motivated, serious, ambitious, academically oriented people who choose to invest in their own professional and personal development.

We offer courses in the Arts and Sciences, applied professional master's degrees, Postbaccalaureate Studies for graduate school or professional advancement, and High School programs for enrichment.

Master's Programs

Rigorous, professionally oriented degree programs for working students who seek intensive training in a particular field.

Postbaccalaureate Studies

Our Postbaccalaureate programs offer qualified individuals with bachelor’s degrees the opportunity to pursue their goals as part of the Columbia community.

High School Programs

High school students can study in New York, Barcelona and Jordan through the noncredit Summer Program for High School Students. Visiting high school students can apply to take Columbia courses for credit through Visiting Students.

Visiting Students

Visiting undergraduate, graduate, and high school students can take Columbia classes for credit during the Academic Year or Summer Sessions as Visiting Students.

Summer Sessions

Summer study for Columbia students, visiting students, and Postbaccalaureate Studies students is available through the School of Continuing Education.

English Language Study

Auditing and Lifelong Learners